Chris McGillivary's great site linking various McG genealogies.
Other Genealogical Sites (pls advise me of other good ones, or if you
have any problems with these)
- cyndislist.com/scotland.html . . or . . oz.net/~cyndihow/sites.htm
- rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/ . . and . . helpdesk.rootsweb.com/
- ancestry.com . . but, I think they charge.
- Highland FHS (Inverness) . . genuki.org.uk
- Old diseases and their meanings ... rootsweb.com/~ote/
- Cdn Gen'y . . infoweb.magi.com/~holwell/cangene/gene.html
- Ontario cemetaries . . islandnet.com/ocfa/
- Ont Gen'l Soc . . interlog.com/~dreed/ogs_home.htm
- Ont 1871 census index . . 18.104.22.168/1871.htm
- Ont Marr’s //homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm -my home p. - my fam hist
- Ont county atlas //imago.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/SearchMapframes.asp
- Obsolete occupations and ancient diseases //olivetreegenealogy.com
Other Sources I've Copied.
- Scottish Civil Registration; 1855-1881 for all b.m.d.'s and post 1881 d.'s for anyone b.
- Scottish OPR's; all parishes (available years vary by area).
- Ontario, Cda Civil Reg'n 1869-early 1900's; and the available parish films for earlier periods
- 1841 Glasgow and much of the Inverclyde region; Mull, Islay and bits of other Scottish
- 1851 Glasgow and Inverclyde region (indexed by the Glasgow and W of Scotland FHS)
- 1881 all of Scotland. (available on CD)
- IGI; England; USA; the rest of the world.
- India (major cities); b.m.d.'s at Br Lib.
- NSW and Victoria Civil Reg'n; (CD's now available for all of Australia).
- Glasgow Police Books
- Glasgow area Poor Rolls
- Glasgow City Archives; all likely files.
- Mitchell Lib; all likely books.
- Duke of Argyll's archives in Inveraray Castle (private; available only to noted researchers).
- Scottish Archives; all likely files. But this is a bottomless pit and new finds will depend on
luck; like the 1716 Rebel 'census' I found.
- Kilninian Kirk Session and portions of others.
- Kew (English PRO) (index now on CD). This too is a bottomless pit and the place is very
busy. One day someone will check all the Army Reg'ts for McG's; but I doubt it will be me
as I don't believe the results will be worth the effort.
Maps: Or just do a Google search for your area of interest.
- Ross of Mull
- Old Ordnance Survey maps can be ordered from the Nat'l Lib of Scot; firstname.lastname@example.org
New Register House (b.m.d. certs, censuses and OPR's).
This place can be expensive. In 2002 the cost was £17/day
(£13 if you prebook) or £65/wk. If you're going, give me a call
as I can give you a few tips. It's much easier now with self-serve
fiche and film. I remember when you could see only 3 entries at
a time and then had to go back and stand in line for the next
slow-poke, bored and sometimes nasty custodian to take you to
the original books. One drawback today is that the indexes are
computerized. This can save a lot of time but the same old
problem with spelling can cause serious problems.
Contact me - I copied all the indexes from the old entry books;
and have all the McG b.m.d. certificates; and they're free.